Red Meat & Bowel Cancer: Study -- UK health news 20050615: "Red meat linked to increased risk of bowel cancer
Source: Daily Telegraph
Date: 15/06/2005
Story from Daily Telegraph concerns renewed fears on red meat consumption. A study by the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition has found that regularly eating red meat and processed meat increases the risk of developing bowel cancer. A study involving 478,040 men and women in 10 European countries were enrolled between 1992 and 1998 and followed for an average of five years. In that time 1,329 colon or rectal bowel cancers were diagnosed, with factors such as smoking, obesity and heavy drinking taken into account. The Food Standards Agency has urged moderation in consumption of red meat. "

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